Bachelor’s/Associate Degree
T.R. Citizens

Conditions for the Registration of T.R. Citizens

  • Students must be placed on 4-year or 2-year programs of our university by obtaining sufficient points as a result of the University Entrance Exams organized by the Turkish Higher Education Institutions Examination (YKS).
  • Points that are above the base points of the University Entrance Exams TYT organized by the YKS are sufficient to enter the Special Talents Departments.

Documents needed for registration:

  1. Original high school diploma
  2. 12 passport photos
  3. ID Card photocopy
  4. Residency document
  5. YKS results document (internet printout)
  6. Lung X-Ray or a bronchoscopy for tuberculosis and health reports including HIV and HCV tests from university hospitals or hospitals connected to the TR Ministry of Health (Those considering the Sports Sciences Faculty and Nursing department must obtain a fully comprehensive board report)
  7. A document stating that male candidates older than 29 years of age do not have to do military service. (Military Status Document)
  8. TR citizens who will be residing in the TRNC for longer than 3 months must enter with their passport. Therefore, students must obtain a passport or renew their passport before going to the TRNC.  According to the TRNC legislation, Turkish students are required to submit their health reports in the first registration process. Only the lung X-rays or a bronchoscopy for tuberculosis and health reports including HIV and HCV tests from university hospitals or hospitals connected to the TR Ministry of Health will be accepted by the TRNC offices.

Registration Conditions for Turkish National Students Who Completed High School Abroad
Students who have completed their secondary education abroad (except for the TRNC and the Republic of Turkey) and wish to study at our university can apply to our university without interrupting their education with a high school diploma equivalency certificate from the Ministry of National Education.

TRNC Citizens

Registration Conditions for TRNC Citizen Students
Candidates who wish to be admitted to the Associate and Undergraduate Programs of Near East University are required to complete their on-line pre-registration at for the departments for which they have the right to register as a result of the Student Placement and Scholarship Ranking Exam.
Before the final registration date, they must apply to the Student Affairs Office of Near East University, submit their original documents and have their final registration approved. Documents required during registration:

  1. ID Card photocopy
  2. Original high school diploma or graduation certificate
  3. 12 passport photos
  4. 700 TL pre-registration + 700 TL social activity fee per semester.
  5. The candidates on the back up list gain the right to register in place of those who do not register by the specified date.
  6. Final registration by paying a semester fee is required for the Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and Pharmacy faculties.

You can contact the Near East University Student Affairs Admissions office for more detailed information on 680 20 00 / 223 64 64 extensions 5776-5774-5408-5328-5215-5403

Registration according to GCE exam results
Students who are citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus who graduated from colleges or will graduate in the 2019-2020 Academic Year can apply to all departments of Near East University with successful exam results.
Therefore, they will need a Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths GCE for the:

  • Medicine Faculty
  • Dentistry Faculty
  • Pharmacy Faculty
  • Veterinary Faculty
  • Health Sciences Faculty

Maths and Physics are required for the Engineering Faculty.
When applying to the Students Affairs Administration Office, candidates must bring all the GCE A Level, AS Level, O Level, IGCSE, GCSE, SAT, ACT, TOEFL and IELTS documents for exams they have been successful in and they must apply with documents and letters of recommendation regarding the exams they will attend this year from their school management and/or from their course teachers.

After their application has been evaluated, candidates will obtain the right to registration or conditional registration.

Registration Requirements for TRNC Citizen Students who Completed High School Abroad
TRNC national students who have completed their high school abroad must obtain a high school equivalency certificate from the TRNC Ministry of National Education and Culture before starting the registration process at NEU.  Detailed information on the subject can be accessed from the TRNC Ministry of Education and Culture website:

Other Citizens

Admission Requirements for Students from Other Countries

Admission Requirements for Foreign Students

  • Application form
  • Photocopy of high school diploma (if available)
  • High school document photocopy (a document showing the courses and grades the student received in high school; it must be approved by the school management).
  • Photocopy of ID card or passport.
  • Document showing English and Turkish level of the student (TÖMER. TOEFL, IELTS etc.) photocopy of exam results or other sufficiency tests (if available).
  • A passport size photograph (must be on the application form).
  • Photocopies of national of international exam documents (if available)
  • All documents must be in English or Turkish. If they are not, an authorised English or Turkish translation is required.

The Acceptance Requirements for International Students to Apply to the Near East University are as follows:

The certificate or diplomas below will be accepted:

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam results
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exam Results
  • International Baccalaureate Exam Results
  • American College Test (ACT) Exam Results
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Exam Results
  • Tawjihi (Injaz) Exam Results (For Jordanian and Palestinian students)
  • Baccalaureate Exam Results (For Lebanese, Iranian and Syrian students)
  • Diploma Debirestan Exam Results (for Iranian students)
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Exam results (for Pakistani, Indian and Bangladesh students)
  • WAEC/NECO Exam results (for Nigerian students)
  • GAOKAO Exam results (for Chinese students)
Special Students

Special Student Acceptance
Persons who are not registered in any of the programs at the university and who are allowed to attend only some courses are registered as "special students". A student with this status cannot be awarded a diploma or title. However, a document prepared by the Student Affairs Office showing the courses taken and the success in these courses is given. Registration of these students is carried out by the Student Affairs Office in accordance with the relevant regulation. At least a high school diploma is required from those who apply as special students.


The documents required by the students who have the right to register at Near East University through the DGS are as follows:

  1. Original DGS results document,
  2. ID Photocopy,
  3. Original Associate Degree Diploma or Graduation Certificate,
  4. Twelve passport photographs,
  5. Document stating that male candidates do not have to do their military service,
  6. Bank invoice showing Semester Fee (or its first instalment) has been paid,
  7. Health Report,
  8. Transcript.
Lateral Transfer

How can I do a lateral transfer to Near East University? What are the lateral transfer conditions?
If you are an associate or undergraduate student at another university, you can transfer to an equivalent or different department at Near East University as follows. Lateral transfers are based on the YÖK legislation.

Lateral Transfer According to the Central Placement Score:
It is a lateral transfer method that is evaluated according to the scores the student received in the year he/she entered regardless of the conditions needed for this success. According to the regulation, students who have been placed at a university in Turkey or the TRNC with a central score and are still registered can apply. The central placement scores obtained in the year of registration must be equal to or higher than the base points realized in that year of the program to which the transfer is desired. It is possible to apply for a lateral transfer to any program with a sufficient base score. Applications can be made in all classes, including the English Preparatory School. Students can benefit from this type of lateral transfer only once. In summary:

  • If the student has been placed in a university in Turkey or the TRNC and is still registered, they can apply.
  • The central placement scores obtained in the year they registered must be equal to or above the base score of the program they want to transfer to in the present year.
  • Starting from the preparatory school period, applications can be made at all levels and for each department with the correct score.
  • Regardless of the conditions for success, lateral transfer can be conducted according to the points obtained in the year the exam was sat.

Students can benefit from this type of transfer only once.

Documents required for application:

  • Student certificate from the association at which the student is registered
  • Transcript
  • ÖSYS Results Document showing all scores.
  • Letter of Application
  • Discipline Document

Is the English Prep School Compulsory?

  • If the language of the department to which the lateral transfer will be made is Turkish, the English Preparatory School is not necessary.
  • If the language of the department to which the lateral transfer will be made is English, and if the student has obtained a sufficient score in an exam that determines their English level, students who obtain a score of 70 or more from the English Placement Exam organized by our university, TOEFL (550 and above) or IELTS (6 and above) are exempt from the preparatory school.

What are the base scores of the departments of the Near East University? What are their fees and program duration?
To access a detailed table about the base points and fees click here.

Are students who do a lateral transfer given any scholarships?
Various scholarship opportunities up to 50%-75% are offered to students who come to Near East University via a lateral transfer. (Extension:5215)
Tel: +90 (392) 680 64 64 (extension: 5215)

What is the Lateral Transfer Quota?

  • If a lateral transfer is made according to the Central Placement score, there is a quota of 30% of the department quota in the year in which the ÖSYS exam is taken.
  • If the lateral transfer is made according to success conditions, there is a quota of 10% of the department quota in the year in which the ÖSYS exam is taken. Detailed information about the quotas can be obtained from the Student Affairs Office. Tel:+90 (392) 680 64 64 (extension 5215)

How can I pay my tuition fee?
Our students can pay their tuition fees in two different ways.

  • In advance and in instalments (2-8 instalments)

When can I apply for a lateral transfer?
Lateral transfer applications can be made between the 3rd of July 2018 and 10th of September 2018.

When can I find out the result of my lateral transfer application?
Applications of candidates applying for lateral transfer are finalized within 48 hours.

What year will I start my education in if my lateral transfer application is approved?
This is determined after the transcript and course contents of the student have been examined. However, it is ensured that the academic rights of the student who is doing the lateral transfer are protected.

Can a student who has been placed with the Vertical Transfer Exam (DGS) conduct a lateral transfer to Near East University?
Yes, they can. Students who are placed with the DGS can do a lateral transfer by taking into account the places they can select according to their associate degree and their DGS scores.